Warm Greetings! I hope that you all had a wonderful summer. It’s amazing how quickly time can pass. Here is some of what my office was up to this August:
August 1: Third Party Transfer Press Conference with Borough President Eric Adams
On August 1, Council Member Robert E. READ MORE
On July 11, Council Member Cornegy got a first look at a new fleet of electric tilt trucks that will serve select NYCHA residences in expediting garbage pickup, improving cleanliness and reducing rat populations. With the purchase of this fleet, NYCHA shows that it is committed to improving the health and safety of residents. This will improve the quality of life for the residents and neighbors of the six NYCHA developments, including Marcy Houses. READ MORE
This op-ed appeared in Kings County Politics:
I use public transportation to travel between New York, where I live and work; and New Rochelle and Connecticut, where two of my daughters are in school and I support their sporting events and other milestones. The frequent travel made me consider buying a car.
“But Daddy, 65% of the time you’re not going to use a car,” one of my kids said. READ MORE
NEW YORK, NY– New York City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Chair of the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, has joined the Global Advisory Board of the Global Climate Efficiency Trading Initiative, an endeavor led by Urban Green Council. He will serve alongside Council Member Costa Constantinides.
The initiative is rooted in Urban Green Council’s Blueprint for Efficiency, which serves as the foundation for New York City’s Local Law 97. READ MORE
New York, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr., Chair of Housing and Buildings Committee, released the following statement today following a scaffolding collapse that injured three people on Sunday in Brooklyn at 4th Avenue and Carroll Street:
“The scaffolding incident yesterday afternoon highlights the need for continued improvements to the safety of scaffolding in the city. READ MORE
NEW YORK, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36), Chair of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, released the following statement in response to the agreement on State rent laws in Albany:
“The remaking of New York’s rent laws marks a major advancement in combating displacement, abuse, and harassment of tenants. Housing advocates, community leaders, and residents of neighborhoods across the State, we all made clear the deep flaws in the existing rent regulations. READ MORE
NEW YORK, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36), Chair of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, released the following statement in response to the passing of young hero Lucas Silverio and news of a massive fire:
“My most sincere condolences to the family of the young hero, Lucas Silverio, who passed away due to injuries sustained in a building fire in the Belmont section of the Bronx. READ MORE
The Speaker announced yesterday that Cornegy will take on additional responsibilities in his role as Democratic Conference Chair.
NEW YORK, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36), prime sponsor of “Avonte’s Law” (Local Law 36 of 2014), which requires audible alarms on the exterior doors of all NYC Department of Education school buildings, released the following statement today regarding the wandering of a Kindergarten student from P.S. 11 in Manhattan on Thursday:
“I was alarmed to learn that 5-year-old Synciere Deckard had wandered from his school in Chelsea and onto a nearby subway platform this past Thursday. READ MORE
BROOKLYN, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement today regarding two scaffolding incidents, one in Brooklyn which injured three workers on Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg and the other which resulted in the closure of Sutton Place between 57th & 58th St. in midtown Manhattan:
“The two scaffolding incidents this morning underscore the need to bolster the safety of scaffolding in our city. READ MORE